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Kaya Responsible Travel nominated Top Eco-Travelling Enthusiasts of 2017!

  Kaya Responsible travel has been selected as one of the Top Eco-Travelling enthusiast of 2017 in the ‘Sustainable Voluntourism’ category. How Fantastic! In this day and age, we believe it is becoming more important for volunteers to be as green as they can be. For instance, we provide...

Why let my teenager volunteer abroad?

With over 1.6 million international volunteers each year, it will be no surprise that the “doing good travel bug” is affecting all generations, including teenagers. You may have heard about volunteering abroad through the school network, the internet or even from an acquaintance whose child went....

What’s so important about volunteering on an environmental conservation project?

Working on environmental conservation projects in the great outdoors is a great option for volunteers to help preserve and protect the world’s green spaces. What are Environmental Conservation projects all about? There are incredible terrains to explore in Latin America, Asia-Pacific or Africa...

International Women’s Day with Kaya Responsible Travel

So this year, the campaign for International Women’s Day, celebrated on the 8th of March 2017, is called #BeBoldForChange. At Kaya, we think that what better way to accomplish this than to volunteer on one of our women’s empowerment projects? You could help ‘forge a better working world’ whether...

Better Education Around The World

As many children celebrated World Book Day yesterday, we want to address the importance of education in the developing world. The sad reality of visiting a developing country is that you will encounter begging children in the streets. Many travellers are unsure of how to respond. Out of guilt,...

Ethics of Elephant Riding in Thailand

When thinking about Thailand, elephants are one of the iconic images we think of, and travellers look forward to the chance of meeting, and maybe touching an elephant in real life. But what should travellers be aware of when they plan to see elephants in Thailand. Kaya site Director, David Jackson...

Sony Blogger Visits Kaya’s Sri Lanka Turtle Project

We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Sony competition, Sabbir Siddat, is back from his trip to Sri Lanka and Sony Blogger, Christoffer Collin, has published some fantastic pictures of his experience via his Instagram account.  He’s tagged Kaya in each photo so you’ll know which ones...

Why should I pay to intern abroad?

Internship abroad placements often have a cost associated with them. One might ask: “Why should I pay to intern abroad?” Especially if your friends have internships where they are being paid a stipend or minimum wage. Well, we have answers for you! First and foremost, your internship abroad...

Funding Your Study Abroad

Studying abroad sounds appealing but many students won’t follow through with it because they think it is cost-prohibitive. The reality is that, with some planning, there are a study abroad opportunity for everyone out there! Indeed, there are many resources that are worth checking before throwing...

How to be a Responsible Traveller: Kaya Tip 10: Five Ways to Stay Healthy Abroad

With many people having made new year’s resolutions to stay healthy and happy, we think it’s the perfect time to introduce our 10th Kaya top tip: how to stay healthy whilst travelling. Here are our top five most important things to considering regarding your health whilst you are on your...

How Kaya Responsible Travel can contribute to #ECOWeek17

This week, the University of Edinburgh is hosting an “ECO Week” from the 6th until the 10th of February which aims to spread the word about the importance of sustainability, climate change, renewables, conservation and the environment. At Kaya, we think this is a great way to get all students...

3 Festivals You Can Enjoy With Your Free Week!

As you may already be aware, we have an amazing special offer that enables you to have a free extra week in India, Vietnam or Sri Lanka if you book onto a volunteer project for 3 weeks or longer before March 15th.This offer is perfect if you want to go travelling during the beginning of 2017! In...

Belize Marine Conservation – Destination Highlight

Take Advantage of New Lower Rates And Get Involved in Marine Conservation! The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest coral reef system in the world and the most ecologically diverse. If you want to get involved in marine conservation, we have a placement for you in the most natural setting!...

2016 Year In Review and Why Volunteer while Travelling Abroad in 2017

As we wave goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017 ahead, we want to share with you a few of our projects’ accomplishments and the upcoming plans for 2017 hoping that you will want to join in with the new trend of “volunteer tourism”. As the United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of...
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